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7926Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Advice on ink coverage

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  • Jessica Peterson
    Jun 10, 2007
      I agree, you have to do 3 runs, esp. with polymer type. DIfferent
      font sizes require different amounts of ink coverage, make ready, etc.

      On Jun 10, 2007, at 7:51 PM, Gerald Lange wrote:

      > Hi
      > This might sound silly but you might try to print the various elements
      > separately. That will give you more control over the inking. That
      > actually might be less time consuming than fighting with the press and
      > ending up with a less than satisfactory job. This is actually how I
      > would do it; three runs�the idea is to have control over the press
      > rather than having the press have control over you. Presswork is so
      > much easier that way.
      > Gerald
      > http://BielerPress.blogspot.com
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "punkinsonparade" <gm@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello - Embarking on my first solo printing project with my new
      > press
      > > and looking for advice on an ink coverage problem. I have a Model #1
      > > Improved platen press (5x7.5) and am using Boxcar base with
      > > photopolymer plates. The piece I'm working on printing has about
      > 24-pt
      > > type at the top, and something like 10-pt type and a line drawing
      > > illustration at the bottom. I'm printing on handmade textured paper
      > > (Fabriano Medioevalis) and I'm having a heck of a time getting a
      > nice
      > > even ink coverage across the piece. The large type prints fine
      > and the
      > > small type and illustration print too light and broken, and clearly
      > > the texture of the paper has something to do with this. I would like
      > > to avoid switching paper for this project and am trying
      > adjustments to
      > > makeready and adding ink and still results are not good. Any
      > advice is
      > > very welcome.
      > >

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